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Stephen Colbert touts $1 million raised by 'super PAC'

January 31, 2012|By Kim Geiger
  • Stephen Colbert hosts a rally with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.
Stephen Colbert hosts a rally with former Republican presidential candidate… (Richard Ellis / Getty Images )

Reporting from Washington — Satirist Stephen Colbert’s "super PAC" has raised more than $1 million since it was formed last summer, the committee’s treasurer said in a letter to the Federal Election Commission.

The letter accompanied required financial filings for 2011, which show that the committee raised $824,305.46 and spent $151,521.01 last year.

The PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, "would like it entered into the record that as of January 30th, 2012, the sum total of our donations was $1,023,121.24," wrote treasurer Shauna Polk.

"Yeah! How you like me now, F.E.C?" Colbert said in a quote that was included in the letter. "I'm rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain't one!"

Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s "The Colbert Report," formed the super PAC as part of a skit mocking the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which said that government cannot limit independent political spending by unions and corporations.

But the PAC's financial filings -- which disclose the identities of any contributor who gave more than $200 -- don’t list a single corporation or union.

kim.geiger@latimes.com


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